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October 14, 2018
Paddlers on Rose Lake in the BWCAW. Congress gave final approval to creating the federal wilderness Oct. 15, 1978. File / Forum News Service
BWCAW turns 40: Boundary Waters Act of 1978 was far from a sure thing
October 14, 2018 - 6:05am
May 2, 2018
Twin Metals gets leases back from feds
May 2, 2018 - 7:35pm
April 1, 2018
Against a backdrop of cliffs on Daniels Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Kevin Skwira-Brown of Duluth fishes for lake trout during a recent winter camping trip. Sam Cook / Forum News Serviceplay button
Dads, daughters continue decade-long tradition of winter camping
April 1, 2018 - 6:00am
March 25, 2018
A lake trout is welcomed to the world above the ice during a fishing trip to lakes at the end of the Gunflint Trail northwest of Grand Marais, Minn. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Hot ice-fishing on the Gunflint Trail
March 25, 2018 - 6:41am
December 22, 2017
Twin Metals gets federal mining leases back
December 22, 2017 - 8:37pm
November 29, 2017
US House delays vote on Minn. mining bill
November 29, 2017 - 5:14pm
October 2, 2017
Butch Diesslin of Ely has a good portion of Basswood Lake to himself. Diesslin fishes Basswood often during the summer for walleyes, bass, northern pike, bluegills and crappies. (August 2009 Forum News Service file photo)
Forest Service to drop BWCAW lottery after 2018
October 2, 2017 - 6:00am
June 27, 2017
Copper-mining supporters to boycott St. Paul hearing
June 27, 2017 - 11:26pm
June 22, 2017
U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer and Rick Nolan of Minnesota were joined at a Mountain Iron press conference Monday by Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar. Sportsmen's groups are battling back against Nolan's effort to seek Republican help in Congress to overturn a federal mining moratorium near the BWCAW. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Battle escalates over mining moratorium near Boundary Waters
June 22, 2017 - 5:04pm
March 16, 2017
Superior National Forest Supervisor Connie Cummins talks to the audience Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the start of a public hearing. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Agencies get earful on mining ban
March 16, 2017 - 9:26pm
February 21, 2017
The canoeist enjoys a sunset paddle along the North Kawishiwi River on a beautiful Fall evening in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo courtesy of BWCAW
Report: Boundary Waters nets $77 million from summer visitors
February 21, 2017 - 7:26pm
February 7, 2017
St. Louis County Commissioner Keith Nelson
Northeast MN county dives into federal copper mining debate
February 7, 2017 - 7:13am
January 10, 2017
Environmental groups planning lawsuit to stop PolyMet mine
January 10, 2017 - 3:57pm
April 1, 2016
A group of canoe outfitters announced they had formed a consortium to produce and sell  "The Original Ely Electric Paddle", created by mounting a small, but powerful and nearly silent battery-powered trolling motor to the blade of a canoe paddle. Submitted photo
April Fools' pranks include football robots, black eye for Google, electric paddle
April 1, 2016 - 10:22am
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